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The 1K Club — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — is a new book challenge for young readers (and their parents). The goal is to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or pre-K child. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The 1K Club The library offers many services and resources that you may not even be aware of. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of those underused services. Our goal is to raise awareness for our members and the community that these services exist and to explain what they are

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Donations from Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Help Fund Bus to Books Program

By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Bus to Books program is a summer time partnership with schools and agencies serving children who live in or attend school or programs in Glen Ellyn. In 2018, the library will run three Bus to Books programs serving approximately 135 Glen Ellyn students. The Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage donated $1,000,

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What Our Members Have To Say

Kids and their grown-up listen to songs and stories about Miss Jamie's Farm. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

“We love our library. It’s an incredible resource. So very grateful for the time, thought, and intentionality that goes into the programming and resources that are available there. Thank you for your hard work!” – Survey Respondent The Glen Ellyn Public Library — our librarians and staff — strive to listen to the community and

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Library Foundation Donates $50,000 to Library for New Cafe

Foundation Board Treasurer Merrill Rajeck presents a check for $50,000 to Library Board President Chris Crawford By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees at Monday night’s library board meeting. “We are grateful to all of the community members who supported our 2017 fundraising efforts to bring this library donation goal into reality,” said Kelley Kalinich, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

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  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading program with ice cream sundaes, ice pops, and fresh fruit at the 12th annual Ice Cream Social. You can also climb aboard and explore your favorite vehicles from the Village of Glen Ellyn. Equipment on site may include a street sweeper and a fire engine.
  • Water Conservation Made Easy
    When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Kay McKeen, founder and director of SCARCE, will teach simple and easy-to-implement tricks that will help with your consumption of water both indoors and outdoors, as well as save you money.
  • The Writing Journey
    When: Saturday, June 09, 2018 11:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction writers interested in improving their skills are invited to join this collaborative workshop where participants share their knowledge and experiences with writing. Learn more about The Writing Journey at writingjourney.org.
  • Meet the Artist
    When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Stop by the library for a meet-and-greet honoring this month’s artist. Learn more and sneak a peek of the exhibit at gepl.org/meet-the-artist.
  • LifeSource Blood Drive
    When: Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Summer months often see a shortage of blood donations due to vacations and summer activities. Schedule your donation appointment at www.lifesource.org or call 877-543-3768. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.
  • Trace Your Family Tree
    When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Drop in to this genealogy workshop and investigate your family history using library resources. A genealogist from the Anan Harmon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be on hand to answer your questions. Feel free to bring your own laptop.